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October 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Montpelier Room
James Madison Memorial Building
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540

Exploring Linked Data

Registration Deadline: October 16, 2015

Speakers Meeting Schedule
PTPL Advisory Board - Slate of Candidates 2015/16 Term
Parking and Transportation



Dorothea Salo
Faculty Associate
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she teaches organization of information, database design, XML and linked data, and other coursework. In 2009 Library Journal named her a Mover and Shaker for her open-access advocacy. She has written and presented internationally on linked data, data curation, scholarly publishing, copyright, and institutional repositories. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.



Jackie Shieh
Resource Description Coordinator
George Washington University Libraries

Jackie Shieh is the Resource Description Coordinator for George Washington University Libraries. She previously worked as the Original Cataloger for Electronic Resources for University of Virginia Library, focusing on creating TEI headers for the digital collections and MARC records for Web Resources. Before coming to GW, she was the Team Leader for Special Collections and Projects; she oversaw various cataloging projects for both print and nonprint collections at the University of Michigan Library. She holds an MSLS from Catholic University of America and an MA from the University of Virginia.



Nancy Fallgren
Metadata Librarian
United States National Library of Medicine

Nancy Fallgren is the Metadata Librarian in the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of the National Library of Medicine and a member of NLM’s Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group.  Her interest in linked data began with the BIBFRAME Initiative, in which she has been involved since October 2012, first as NLM’s representative to the Library of Congress’ Early Experimenters Group and subsequently as the leader of NLM’s internal BIBFRAME experimentation group.  Nancy has worked in public, academic, and national libraries and has a range of experience in cataloging, archives and special collections, electronic resources, and public access.  She served as a consultant to the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.  Nancy received her MLS from the University of Maryland and holds a Master’s in Medieval History from the University of Notre Dame.


 Linda Wen
Head of Collections and Bibliographic Services
Washington College of Law at American University

Linda Wen joined the library as Head of Collections and Bibliographic Services in August 2014. She worked previously as Head of IT at Ottenheimer Library at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Ms. Wen received her MLIS in May 2001 from the University of South Carolina. She has over twelve years of library technology experience managing projects and workflows for academic libraries. Linda has been doing research on e-resources metadata, technical services workflows, and integrated library systems and emerging software applications.


Meeting Schedule

Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:55-10:00   Welcome and Speaker Introduction - Mark Winek, PTPL Chair
10:00-11:00   Keynote: "Quia Faciendum Est: Because It Must Be Done" - Dorothea Salo
11:00-11:15   Break
11:15-12:15   Jackie Shieh and Nancy Fallgren (including 15 min. Q&A)
  Business Meeting
  Linda Wen (including 15 min. Q&A)
02:45-03:00   Historical Moment, Passing the Gavel, Closing
Library of Congress Tour

PTPL Advisory Board
Slate of Candidates for 2015/2016 Term

Executive Committee
  Vice-Chair/Chair Elect            Secretary                 
   Karl Debus-López
Library of Congress
   Michele Polchow
George Mason University

Regional Representatives
  District of Columbia
  Maryland   Virginia  
      Mimi Games
American University
Washington College of Law
      Margaret (Maggie) Dull
University of Baltimore

      Amy O'Connor
University of Richmond

  Sarah Espinosa
Loyola/Notre Dame Library

Parking and Transportation Information

Please follow the link information on Parking and Transportation to the Library of Congress.  A map of the James Madison Memorial Building, Sixth Floor is available to assist in locating the Montpelier Room (LM619).
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